Wednesday, May 21, 2014

eBay Hit By Major Cyber Attack: 128 Million Are Urged To Change Their Password NOW

eBay has urged its 128 million users to change their passwords following a cyber attack that has compromised its databases. 
Hackers were able to steal what eBay claims is a 'small number' of its employee login details, allowing them to infiltrate its corporate network. 

The cyber attack was made between late February and early March and gave hackers full access to eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth.

The database did not contain financial information or other confidential personal information,' said eBay in a statement. 
'There is no evidence of unauthorised access or compromises to personal or financial information for PayPal users.'

The company said it is encouraging any eBay user who used the same password on other sites to change those passwords too.
However, although changing passwords will restrict access to the site, the hackers could still use the stolen information to commit identity fraud.
'That is a serious concern,' Graham Cluely from security firm Sophos told MailOnline.

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